Byrdie Rachel Marie McKay

11 October 1902–1 July 1989 (Age 86)
Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Byrdie Rachel Marie

When Byrdie Rachel Marie McKay was born on 11 October 1902, in Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States, her father, Angus McKay, was 42 and her mother, Ellen Stroud, was 36. She married Garnet Hugh Melville on 11 October 1928, in Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in East Alma Township, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States in 1930 and Alma Township, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 1 July 1989, in Valley Township, Barnes, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Garnet Hugh Melville
1900–1965
Byrdie Rachel Marie McKay
1902–1989
Marriage: 11 October 1928
Ronald Hugh Melville
1931–1979
Barbara Ellen Melville
1935–1953
Gerald William Melville
1936–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1928
Milton, Cavalier, North Dakota, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Angus McKay

    Male1860–1929Male

    Ellen Stroud

    Female1866–1942Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1927

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachel B Mckay in household of Angus Mckay, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rachel B Mckay in household of Angus Mckay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bridgit Melville in household of Garnet Melville, "United States Census, 1930"

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